Super Bowl Snacks: Primal Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato Skins
First off, I know this isn’t the sexiest picture you’ve ever seen. But please understand something: I used cheese because it’s for the Super Bowl. For a celebration. So don’t go crapping yourself and hating me for not being strict paleo. Hatred is very unattractive. Also, I had to look up exactly what a football looks like, since I haven’t held one since high school. So my decoration skills are limited. Not only by my poor lack of knowledge when it comes to football, but for my lack of design abilities thanks to my paleo tools. Avocado is a b*tch when it comes to sexy decorating.
Is anyone else getting lots of spam on their instagrams? I swear I get multiple random comments for every picture I post. Just completely random ones like, ‘Happy Birthday’ or ‘Cute puppy’. I know it may not seem like spam, but no where does it say my birthday and my deviled eggs aren’t puppies. There’s been even more strange ones that I’ve had to erase. Is this happening to anyone else? I’m super confused.
So I went to a shoe repair store yesterday. I’m not sure why, but it made me feel like a grown up. I had to get some wedges repaired for my trip to Vegas. I bought some shoes from Steve Madden and they just don’t grip quite tight enough on the back of the shoe. So I did the grown up thing and went straight to a cobbler. That’s what it’s called, right? I like that name better than shoe repair, anyways. I think the best thing I’ve done for myself this year is found a great tailor and cobbler. I get all my clothes and shoes tailored to what I need, instead of what society says should fit. It’s genius.
Are you excited about the Super Bowl yet? I mean, I’ve posted 3 delicious recipe so far that you can make on game day. Ew, I hate the term game day. Not sure why, I just do. Anywho, if these 3 recipes were enough, don’t worry. I’m going to have a post tomorrow with about 50 game day paleo/primal recipes. You’re going to be swimming in paleo finger food this Sunday. I, on the other hand, will be moving and waiting for the cable guy to show up. Just got a new tv the other day and I don’t really know what to do with it. I’ve honestly never bought a tv. My roommate, Laura, has always had one for us while we lived together in college and then lived together after college. It’s about 50 years old, so I think it will be laid to rest when we move out. So now I have this new tv and it does cool things. Like smart TV and wi-fi. I don’t really know what that means, so hopefully the cable guy can explain things. Moving is nerve racking when you still live in the 20th century, like me. I’m an old soul.Print
Super Bowl Snacks: Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato Skins
- Yield: 3-6 1x
- 3 small, round sweet potatoes or yams
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 4 strips of bacon
- 2 cups cooked chicken, diced (I used a rotisserie chicken and chopped it up)
- 1/4 small yellow onion, minced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1–1.5 cups hot sauce (I used Frank’s Hot Sauce) – depending how spicy you want yours. I used 1.5 cups
- 3 tablespoons blue cheese (not paleo, but a primal option. it will be fine without it)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 cup shredded raw cheddar cheese (I used Kerrygold cheese- again this is optional)
- 1 avocado
- ½ lime, juiced
- ½ lemon, juiced
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- salt, to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Place sweet potatoes onto a baking sheet. Brush potatoes liberally with melted coconut oil. Use a fork to poke holes in each sweet potato.
- Place in oven and bake for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Check at 45 minutes to see if they are soft when you squeeze them. Then remove from oven.
- Let the sweet potatoes cool for about 30 minutes. While the sweet potatoes cool, place 4 pieces of bacon on a rimmed baking sheet and into the oven for 10-15 minutes or until completely cooked. Remove from oven and dice into small pieces. Then preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- Once sweet potatoes are cool to touch, cut each one in half, lengthwise. Scoop out the most of the sweet potato with a spoon, leaving a layer above the skin. Place half of the sweet potato mash into a medium bowl. (I ate the other half with breakfast, so keep for leftovers)
- Now using the bacon fat that has been left behind from cooking, brush each sweet potato skin with bacon fat (you could also use coconut oil here). Place in the oven, skin-side up, for 5 minutes. Then flip, brush with bacon fat, and place in the oven for 5 more minutes.
- While the skins finish baking, in the medium bowl containing half of the sweet potato mash, add chicken, onion, garlic, hot sauce, blue cheese (optional), diced bacon, and salt and pepper. Mix well.
- Remove the sweet potato skins from the oven and fill each half with the chicken mixture. Smooth out the top and sprinkle generously with shredded cheese.
- Place back in the oven once more for 5-10 minutes, or until cheese begins to slightly bubble. Then let cool for 5 minutes.
- Lastly, place avocado, lime, lemon, cumin and salt in a food processor and puree until smooth. Add mixture to a ziploc bag, cut a small hole in the corner of the bag, then decorate the sweet potato skins however you see fit. I made a football. Kind of. You get the point.
- Serve right away!
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